PHOTO: © Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung, Maria Scherf / Ulrich Pfeuffer

Besichtigung Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria

In the organizer's words:

The Munich Hall of Fame forms an ensemble with the Bavaria above the Theresienwiese.

The Hall of Fame was built between 1843 and 1853 by order of King Ludwig I of Bavaria as a temple of honor for important Bavarian personalities who had rendered outstanding services to their country, science and art. The busts were placed inside the three-winged columned hall designed by Leo von Klenze, a tradition that has been continued since 1966. Since the restoration of the Hall of Fame, a total of 31 new busts have been added to the 67 busts from the 19th century that have been preserved. These include four women: the writer Lena Christ, the actress Clara Ziegler, the explorer Therese von Bayern and the mathematician Emmy Noether.

The casting of the 18.52-metre-high statue of Bavaria, designed by Ludwig Schwanthaler, was carried out by Ferdinand von Miller and was considered a technical masterpiece at the time. The statue was intended as a personification of the state of Bavaria. It is the only large bronze statue in Germany that can be walked on. Inside its cavity, you can climb up a steep spiral staircase to a viewing platform at the top. There are two benches that can accommodate six people. Through several small openings you have a beautiful view of the Theresienwiese and the neighboring districts.

There are no regular guided tours of the Ruhmeshalle and Bavaria. The sights can be visited independently.

During the Oktoberfest, the Bavaria is open until 8 pm. The Ruhmeshalle remains closed during this time for security reasons. From October 7 to the end of March, the Ruhmeshalle and the Bavaria are closed for traffic safety reasons.

Groups are requested to register by telephone: 0162 4121726

Special private tours for groups can be booked with the Bavarian Palace Administration.

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Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria Theresienhöhe 16 80339 München

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